Monday, December 2, 2013

Glittery Christmas Tree {Paper Ribbon}

 Platinum velvet, jeweled silk, and paper.
These are the types of ribbon I used 
on my Christmas tree this year.



Isn't she lovely? I was surprised that the lights actually shone through the thin paper and tiny holes. What a gorgeous glow!
The affect of shimmering gold, silver, mirrored and glittered ornaments makes for a beautiful tree.
 Any guesses yet on what kind of paper I used?
Here's a closeup of the paper. See the holes?
I also made the sheet music ornaments with glittered edges. 
Click HERE for the tutorial.
 Here's another BIG clue. Give up?
It's a music roll used in player pianos.
I remember a player piano played at a pizza parlor
when I was growing up.

Player pianos are not being used as much these days,
so these music rolls are showing up at the antique fairs.

Since I'm a pianist, I have a special interest in such things.
I also thought the paper would be perfect to scrunch
 to look like ribbon on my Christmas tree.

That's called "repurposing"! 
 I had the idea to add the "Words of God" to my tree ribbon,
so this very thin paper player piano roll worked perfectly.
(You could also use any thin-type paper roll or wrapping paper)

The fonts I used are listed below along with the link for a free download as well as the size of font I used.

Wonderful - Contribute (144)
Counselor - Jane Austen (144)
Mighty God - Birmingham (96)
Prince of Peace - Christmas Card (144)
Everlasting Father - Chopin Script (144)

Want to see more of my Christmas decor?
Come back tomorrow and I will give you the tour.
There's also a great giveaway as well,
so check out today's tour and enter to win.
Here are the 30 Homes/5 Days Tour List and Links:

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Be inspired and I'll see you back here on Tuesday, December 3rd!
xoxo

5 comments:

  1. Very creative and beautiful! I never would have guessed it was paper!

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    1. Oh thank you Kim! Sometimes ideas don't work in reality, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one! Who knew? lol Appreciate you and your sweet comments!

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  2. Hello Janis - I am absolutely LOVING everything! I'm going to show Dearest your tree - We've yet to decorate it, actually it's a Daddy - Children (grown!) project. Love how you've got so much joy and praise throughout - marvelously done - sharing on Facebook!
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy!! I am delighted that you like it and super excited you are sharing it!! Have fun decorating!! Blessings, Janis

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  3. Janis sso pretty and rich. No one would have guessed it was piano paper. I thought a high end ribbon. LOL.Thank you for sharing and I will Pin it. One of my favorites right at the top. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Karen

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